Changes to Convenience PIN / Windows Hello Behavior in Windows 10 Version 1607

The purpose of this post is to quickly publish details of some changes designed to create distinction of our next generation credential, now called Windows Hello for Business and its associated PIN. If you are currently managing an enterprise computing environment utilizing Windows 10 with Windows Hello then you should read this article to determine…

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Friendly Reminder: Get off FRS now!

As mentioned in my last post, the need for environments to move away from FRS replicating SYSVOL is getting more and more pressing. This article serves as a friendly reminder to: 1. Check if you've moved to using DFSR for SYSVOL replication 2. Migrate to DFSR if you haven't yet! First, some backstory. In the…

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(Don’t) Set or Save Passwords Using Group Policy Preferences

Group Policy Preferences provides immensely powerful ways to manage PCs and users and their settings. However, a dangerous situation exists with the manner in which Group Policy Preferences stores passwords that you save in GPOs. It’s really important that you read this post if you are: Setting local user passwords via Group Policy Have configured…

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